11 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 7 nights
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Porvoo
— 3 nights

7
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Senate Square. Step out of Helsinki to go to Vantaa and see Heureka, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), stroll through The Esplanadi Park, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helsinki tour itinerary site.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from London in December, expect Helsinki to be little chillier, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Espoo, Vantaa
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

3
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, visit a coastal fixture at Söderskärin majakka, then see the interesting displays at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church, then pause for some photo ops at Kotka Sculpture Promenade, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Maretarium, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Haukkavuori Lookout Tower.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Porvoo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Porvoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Kotka
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The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home
Maretarium ©
Maretarium
Kotka Sculpture Promenade ©
Kotka Sculpture Promenade

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